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Bug 116692 - baselayout-1.12.0_pre12 cannot set gateway
Summary: baselayout-1.12.0_pre12 cannot set gateway
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] baselayout (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High major (vote)
Assignee: Roy Marples (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-12-25 06:30 UTC by Guy
Modified: 2006-01-03 08:31 UTC (History)
0 users

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Description Guy 2005-12-25 06:30:37 UTC
I'm having the same problem as in bug # 116445. Since I'm not the reporter or assignee, I can't reopen it.

I've got two systems down with not being able to see my network. I haven't yet brought the other systems up to the same level. Both systems are set for static IP addresses.

One system is Opteron based and the other system is Athlon XP based.

After rebooting, both systems aborted their network portions looking for a dhcp client. Since no client was found, both systems did not start networking.

Subsequent to this, I've downgraded baselayout to 1.11.13-r3 on the Opteron based system.

With MODULES="iproute2", I get a message during network startup:

RTNETLINK answers: Invalid argument.

With MODULES="ifconfig", I don't get any error messages during network startup. When I try to ping another address on my network, I get:

connect: network is unreachable.

HOWEVER - in both cases, I get the desired IP address twice. i.e. /etc/init.d/net.eth0 start tries to start the static ip address twice.

I'm still trying a variety of things so I hope to have more information later today.


Both PCs also have vmware installed. 
Both had their versions of vmware upgraded to the latest available.

I can't provide the results of "emerge info" yet because I need to copy the results to CD and then load them on this workstation to upload them to here. I will be doing that later. However, you can take it as granted that I have the latest available of everything. I have almost no packages which are hardmasked.

Things I'll be trying:

I still need to finish downgrading baselayout on the Athlon XP based system.

I'll be downgrading vmware on both systems as well.

If you tell me how to obtain the information, I'll be happy to get whatever further information you need.

BTW - Happy holidays! ;-D
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2005-12-25 08:54:45 UTC
you neglected to post `emerge info`
Comment 2 Roy Marples (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-12-29 11:23:39 UTC
Don't use bash-3.1 or bash-3.1-r1 with baselayout
Comment 3 Guy 2005-12-29 11:51:44 UTC
I couldn't provide the results of 'emerge info' on my AMD64 because I 1) couldn't access my network and 2) couldn't write to my CD-Writer {unresolved problem I'm trying to track down}.

I'm currently on my AMD64 PC as I write this. I downgraded baselayout and vmware to get back to a state where everything works once again.

I'm still putting my Athlon-XP PC back together. Will post the same type info for that later.

As requested:

Portage 2.1_pre2 (default-linux/amd64/2005.0, gcc-3.4.5, glibc-2.3.5-r3, x86_64)
System uname: x86_64 AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 242
Gentoo Base System version 1.6.13
distcc 2.18.3 x86_64-pc-linux-gnu (protocols 1 and 2) (default port 3632) [disabled]
dev-lang/python:     2.3.5-r2, 2.4.2
sys-apps/sandbox:    1.2.17
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.13, 2.59-r7
sys-devel/automake:  1.4_p6, 1.5, 1.6.3, 1.7.9-r1, 1.8.5-r3, 1.9.6-r1
sys-devel/binutils:  2.16.1-r1
sys-devel/libtool:   1.5.22
virtual/os-headers:  2.6.11-r3
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="amd64 ~amd64"
CFLAGS="-march=k8 -O2 -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/kde/2/share/config /usr/kde/3.4/env /usr/kde/3.4/share/config /usr/kde/3.4/shutdown /usr/kde/3.5/env /usr/kde/3.5/share/config /usr/kde/3.5/shutdown /usr/kde/3/share/config /usr/lib/X11/xkb /usr/lib/fax /usr/lib64/mozilla/defaults/pref /usr/share/config /var/qmail/control /var/spool/fax/etc"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/gconf /etc/terminfo /etc/texmf/web2c /etc/env.d"
CXXFLAGS="-march=k8 -O2 -pipe"
FEATURES="autoconfig distlocks sandbox sfperms strict"
USE="amd64 X a52 aac aalib accessibility acl acpi aim alsa apache2 arts audiofile avi bash-completion berkdb bitmap-fonts bmp bonobo browserplugin bzip2 cdparanoia cdr chroot crypt cups curl curlwrappers directfb divx4linux dv dvd dvdr dvdread eds emboss encode esd ethereal examples exif expat fam fbcon ffmpeg flac flash foomaticdb fortran gcj gd gd-external gdbm gif gimp gimpprint glut gmp gnome gnutils gpm gstreamer gtk gtk2 gtkhtml guile hal hardenedphp icq idn imagemagick imlib ipv6 irc jabber java javascript jikes jpeg junit kde kerberos lcms ldap libcaca libedit libwww lm_sensors lzw lzw-tiff mad mhash mikmod mime ming mmap mng motif mozcalendar mozilla mozsvg mp3 mpeg mysql nas ncurses nls nptl nsplugin odbc offensive ogg oggvorbis openal opengl pam pcre pda pdflib perl php png portaudio posix postgres ppds python qt quicktime readline recode ruby samba scanner sdl shorten simplexml slang slp sndfile snmp sockets sox speex spell spl sqlite ssl svg tckltk tcltk tcpd tetex theora threads tidy tiff tokenizer truetype truetype-fonts type1-fonts udev unicode usb userlocales v4l vcd vchroot verbose vhosts videos vorbis wmf xface xine xinerama xml xml2 xmlrpc xmms xpm xprint xscreensaver xsl xv xvid yahoo zeo zlib elibc_glibc kernel_linux userland_GNU"


fyremaster ~ # emerge -pv vmware-workstation

These are the packages that I would merge, in order:

Calculating dependencies ...done!
[ebuild     U ] sys-apps/baselayout-1.11.14 [1.11.13-r2] USE="-bootstrap -build -static unicode" 0 kB
[ebuild     U ] app-emulation/vmware-workstation- [] 0 kB

Total size of downloads: 0 kB
fyremaster ~ # emerge -pv portage

These are the packages that I would merge, in order:

Calculating dependencies ...done!
[ebuild   R   ] sys-apps/portage-2.1_pre2  USE="-build" 0 kB

Total size of downloads: 0 kB
fyremaster ~ #  


fyremaster ~ # cat /etc/portage/package.mask
Comment 4 Guy 2005-12-29 11:53:30 UTC
Sorry - forgot to add info on bash:


emerge -pv bash

These are the packages that I would merge, in order:

Calculating dependencies ...done!
[ebuild   R   ] app-shells/bash-3.0-r14  USE="-bashlogger -build nls unicode" 0 kB

Total size of downloads: 0 kB
Comment 5 Roy Marples (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-12-29 12:09:26 UTC
You now that you have bash-3.0 installed, I'm sure that this bug no longer applies. You've stated that you have downgraded baselayout back to 1.11 - maybe try 1.12 again?
Comment 6 Guy 2006-01-03 08:31:28 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> You now that you have bash-3.0 installed, I'm sure that this bug no longer
> applies. You've stated that you have downgraded baselayout back to 1.11 - maybe
> try 1.12 again?

You are correct. I've brought everything back up to the latest available releases including vmware-workstation.

Apparenetly, bash-3.1 also breaks the vmware virtual ethernet initialization scripts too. :-( Hence the confusion.

Thank you very much!